For Job Seekers
The Workforce New York Career Centers have resource rooms equipped with state-of-the-art computer workstations that contain Microsoft software and have Internet access. Fax machines, copiers, telephones, job listings, videos, and numerous periodicals are available to assist you. The rooms are user-friendly, and provide a professional environment away from home in which to conduct your job search. Knowledgeable and courteous staff are on hand to assist you.
In addition to the resource rooms, we have career specialists available to assess your background, help you identify transferable skills, answer questions and facilitate you with creating a job search plan. The centers offer various focus groups and seminars covering a wide variety of topics ranging from resume writing, interviewing, and job search techniques to transitional skills and stress management.
Computer skills are playing an ever-increasing role in the employability of workers. Many of today’s jobs require a working knowledge of the computer. The career centers provide workshops to assist you with acquiring and/or updating your computer skills. Computer workshops are conducted in modern labs on-site.
The Resource Areas of our Career Centers are designed to assist you with your employment goals and specially designated staff are available to answer any questions you may have. The following are some of the services available to you at the Workforce Partnership Career Centers:
COMPUTER WORK STATIONS Personal computers are available for you to use in our Centers. Each PC is in its own private workstation to facilitate your search. The computers are equipped with internet and access to the following programs:
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Outlook
The workstations also contain Microsoft Office 2010 Training, which is a self-paced tutorial that enables you to become skilled with the software listed above. The Microsoft Word tutorial can provide you with skills to assist with your resume and cover letter design.
Win Way Resume is available to assist you with creating a winning resume. Win Way allows you to select from thousands of customizable resumes for virtually every career and over 100,000 job-winning phrases.
Mavis Beacon teaches typing skills, which will assist you with typing better, e-mailing faster, and working smarter. We will provide you with a diskette for you to save your work for the next session.
Choices software is an education and career-planning tool designed to assist customers with developing a meaningful plan through self-assessment. Planning tools such as the resume builder, letter writer and job search activities help clients prepare for their next transition.
COUNSELING As a job seeking customer of the Workforce Partnership, you can have a career specialist assigned to assist you. Although the Centers are designed to facilitate with a self-directed job search you may have questions that you would like to discuss with an advisor. You may make an appointment to see a career specialist to discuss your search and/or make a job search plan.
Labor Service Representatives from the New York State Department of Labor are located at both Centers and will happily provide assistance with “America’s Job Bank” and any questions you may have concerning Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
FOCUS GROUPS/WORKSHOPS focus groups and workshops are offered on a regularly scheduled basis at each Career Center. Each session, under the guidance of an expert Facilitator, offers an opportunity to explore various topics, which are of interest and benefit to Job Seekers. Reservations are required. We welcome suggestions from our customers for additional focus group topics.
JOB BANKS – We maintain job listings for both private sector and civil service jobs. These listings are updated on a regular basis. Included in the listings are those for “America’s Job Bank” which is maintained by the New York State Department of Labor. Click here to access the Job Bank.
COPIERS – Photocopiers are available at all times as they are related to your job search efforts. If you need assistance with your coping needs we will be pleased to assist you.
FAX MACHINES – Fax machines, which provide access throughout the continental United States.
REFERENCE MATERIALS – The Workforce Partnership maintains an ever-growing library of books,periodicals, and newspaper. Please let us know if there are any books or periodicals that you would like made available and we will make every effort to obtain them.
PHONE BANKS – Telephones are available for calling prospective employers anywhere in the continental United States.
TTY & SPECIAL PC – special job search accommodations are available for Customers with vision and hearing impairments.
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION – there is a suggestion box in each Career Center, please use them to share your ideas with us. We review all customer comments in our continuous effort to improve the quality of our services.